Kenya’s ICT ministry has revealed that it plans to roll out 1,600 kilometres of fibre optic cables, over and above the current project, during the course of 2015. According to the authority, this is part of the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI) project.
Once the digital migration is completed in June 2015, the authority stated that the focus will shift to building an ambitious LTE network infrastructure.
According to Ventures Africa, the implementation of the project is expected to ease communication across counties as well as improve government service delivery to the public in such areas as applications for national identity cards, passports and registration of birth and death certificates. The network will span 2100 kilometers across all 47 Kenyan counties.
According to the authority, the project was Launched in 2009 and aims at connecting the entire country to high speed broadband by leveraging sophisticated fiber optic cables reputed for offering super high data transmission rates which translates into extreme speed.